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Bohigas, X, Tejada, J, del Barco, E, Zhang, XX, Sales, M.
Appl. Phys. Lett. 73 , 390 -392 (1998).

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A large entropy variation (magnetocaloric effect) has been discovered in ceramic perovskites with the formulas La0.65Ca0.35Ti1-xMnxO3-z and La0.5+x+yLi0.5-3yTi1-3xMn3xO3-z. Both Curie temperature and entropy change were studied from 4.2 to 400 K for different stoichiometric compositions and applied magnetic fields. Our conclusion is that these materials are excellent candidates for working materials in magnetic refrigeration and liquefaction devices in a wide temperature range. (C) 1998 American Institute of Physics.